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    I'm running Windows 7 Home, 64-bit, and I'd like to add a shortcut on my desktop for System Restore. It tool me a couple of days to even find it and I don't want to have to go through the Control Panel>System everytime I want to use it.

    I prefer a method that's not complicated, a third party program is preferable, if there's such an animal.

    Also, I need to know if Quick Launch can be added to Toolbars, or to any other place for that matter.? Notice how much I wish I still had Windows XP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    I'm running Windows 7 Home, 64-bit, and I'd like to add a shortcut on my desktop for System Restore. It tool me a couple of days to even find it and I don't want to have to go through the Control Panel>System everytime I want to use it.

    I prefer a method that's not complicated, a third party program is preferable, if there's such an animal.

    Also, I need to know if Quick Launch can be added to Toolbars, or to any other place for that matter.? Notice how much I wish I still had Windows XP?

    Gloria

    Hi Gloria and welcome

    You can add a short cut for system restore. Just find the executable as you already have right click and create shortcut. Yes you can enable Quick launch but you may wish to give the win 7 tool bar a look. I was like you and came to realize that the win 7 toolbar can do many more things than merely quick launch. Should you still want to add quick launch right click the taskbar>toolbars>add new toolbar>quick launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Johnston View Post
    Hi Gloria and welcome

    You can add a short cut for system restore. Just find the executable as you already have right click and create shortcut. Yes you can enable Quick launch but you may wish to give the win 7 tool bar a look. I was like you and came to realize that the win 7 toolbar can do many more things than merely quick launch. Should you still want to add quick launch right click the taskbar>toolbars>add new toolbar>quick launch.

    Let us know if you need help


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    I certainly do need more help and lots of it. Quick Launch was not on the list at add new toolbar. Can you think of another way to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    I certainly do need more help and lots of it. Quick Launch was not on the list at add new toolbar. Can you think of another way to do this?

    Gloria
    This link shows a step by step method to add Quick Launch if you really want it.
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    You can easily find System Restore when you want it by clicking the start orb and typing System Restore. It will show up by the time you hit the R in restore.

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    Exactly what you asked for:

    Shortcut on desktop for SR: Type in System Restore in search until it shows up, then Right click on it and choose Open file location. That will open the folder its in and highlight it. Then all you do is Right click on it again and send it to your desktop (Create Shortcut), and rename it if you want.

    Quick launch in taskbar: First go to Folder Options and enable hidden folders to be viewed if not already done. Then, Right click on Taskbar and choose Toolbars>New Toolbar. In the window that comes up drill down to Users>You>AppData>Roaming>Microsoft>Internet Explorer and finally Quick Launch. Ok Quick Launch as the chosen folder and then unlock the taskbar if needed to move and customize the look of Quick Launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witalka View Post
    You can easily find System Restore when you want it by clicking the start orb and typing System Restore. It will show up by the time you hit the R in restore.

    Jerry
    System Restore isn't available when I clicked on the start ball. I get Properties which opened Taskbar & Start Menu Properties; and Open Windows Explorer.

    Sorry, but no cigar.

    I did manage to get Quick Launch as a folder on my desktop. Is there a way it can be added to the taskbar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchess843 View Post
    System Restore isn't available when I clicked on the start ball. I get Properties which opened Taskbar & Start Menu Properties; and Open Windows Explorer.
    Try left clicking on the start orb...

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    For Quick Launch, the simplest is to learn a few desktop shortcuts, obviously for the things you specifically want most.

    For Office Applications, if it is 2007 or later, the Quick Access toolbar is wonderfully configurable and lets you have the off-beat features that you personally want to have available (such as Word Count if you happen to be writer). it's in the top left-hand corner, and is suitably tiny.

    Both of those suggestions give you a lot of benefit for very little effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian B Brown View Post
    Try left clicking on the start orb...
    Ian, please explain what you mean by start orb. I assumed that you were talking about the start menu ball, I see by your reply that I was incorrect in my assumption. I am waiting with much anticipation your explaination.

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    After clicking the Start orb( Ball), type System Restore in the search box at the bottom, System Restore should show up by the time you type the r in restore unless you turned indexing off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witalka View Post
    After clicking the Start orb( Ball), type System Restore in the search box at the bottom, System Restore should show up by the time you type the r in restore unless you turned indexing off.

    Jerry
    You were so right, I got a ton of them (slight exaggeration). None of them took me where I wanted to go, but I find the one that has both Create and Restore in the same window by nosing around in Control Panel > System.

    I haven't found a shortcut to it but I'm beginning to know my way around and can get there easily.

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    The target is C:\Windows\System32\rstrui.exe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim de Graff View Post
    The target is C:\Windows\System32\rstrui.exe
    Thanks Jim,

    The exe file indeed, opens System Restore but it's not the one I'm looking for. The exe file you mentioned opens SR so that a user can select a restore point. The one I want is the one that gives you both options, both create and restore. I have to do the long way and go to System > System Properties > System Restore. I've had to do this ever since Windows 7 was installed (much to my everlasting sorrow).

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    If you have God Mode open it and go down to 'System' and then 'Create a Restore Point'. Drag it to the desktop and make a shortcut. It will have Create and Restore available.

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